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Southwest Blended Burger

A blended ground beef and mushroom burger that's a little on the lighter side piled high with delicious toppings.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Burger, Southwest, Southwest Burger
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Southwest Blended Burger Patty

  • 12 oz lean ground beef, 93% lean 7% fat
  • 4 oz white button mushrooms finely minced with a knife or in a food processor
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion you can find dried minced onion with the other dried spices in the grocery store
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt reduce if using table salt
  • 1 tsp canola oil (for cooking)

Chipotle Mayo

  • 1/4 cup light mayo preferably Hellman's brand
  • 1/4 cup non fat greek yogurt
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce remove seeds
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Toppings

  • 1.5 oz crushed tortilla chips or tortilla strips
  • 4 slices center cut bacon cooked til crispy
  • 1/2 medium avocado thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa
  • 4 reduced calorie light hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl place all of the ingredients for the blended burger patties except for the canola oil. Mix together just enough to incorporate all of the ingredients, but be careful not to over mix. Cover tightly and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes, but this can be done up to 12 hours in advance.

  2. Make patties: Divide the burger mixture into four parts. Roll gently into a ball and flatten out to make a patty. Place thumb in middle of the patty to indent the burger. Place on a plate cover and refrigerate until ready to make. It's best to cook burgers cold.

  3. Make Chipotle Mayo: Add all ingredients into a bowl and blend together using an immersion blender. Note: if you don't have an immersion blender just chop the chipotle pepper up extra fine and whisk ingredients together very well. Set aside.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and place burgers in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until browned, flip, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Avoid flipping more than once and be sure not to press down on burgers.

  5. Build each burger by spreading chipotle mayo on each side of the buns. Add crushed tortilla chips, burger patty, shredded cheese, a slice of bacon, salsa, and thinly sliced avocado. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Serving Size: 1 burger with toppings & bun

12 WW Freestyle Smart Points | 480 calories 25g fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 9g fiber, 40g carbohydrates, 4g sugar, 34g protein